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Kate Middleton Scandal Explodes Anew as Butt Naked Photos Emerge

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Prince William, Kate Middleton, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
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Poor Kate Middleton just can't catch a break.

After suffering through the embarrassing publication of topless photos, which prompted her and Prince William to file a criminal complaint against the French magazine Closer, the Duchess of Cambridge is certainly not going to be thrilled to learn that shots purportedly of her naked bum are now making the rounds on the Internet.

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The photos—apparently copied from a spread in the Scandinavian magazine Se og Hør, when ran the photos this week—seem to have been snapped illicitly during the same private French sunbathing session that produced the earlier images. Scans of the pages have surfaced on sites such as Egotastic.

The magazine's editor earlier defended the move.

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"We are a leading gossip magazine in Denmark, and it is my job to publish them," Kim Henningsen said, via the Belfast Telegraph.

Taken with a very long lens the grainy images show Will slathering Kate's back and bottom with lotion as she pulls down her bikini.

A rep for the royals declined to comment, telling E! News, "Our stance is the same as before—we aren't commenting on any further legal action save to say all proportionate responses will be kept under review."

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In other words, Denmark is on notice.

Ten days ago, lawyers for Will and Kate obtained an injunction against Closer for breach of privacy. The magazine was ordered to pull the topless pics and hand over all digital copies. A French court has also launched a criminal probe into whether the tabloid and the photographer should face prosecution. Separately, the editor for the Irish Daily Star was suspended for giving the go-ahead for his paper to publish some of the topless images.

Will and Kate, meanwhile, have been keeping a relatively low profile since returning from a tour of Asia last week. We're sure this won't help them relax.

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